All versions(without the expansion) of the great strategy game based on ancient Greece universe. This includes the original release of Zeus - Master of Olypmpus in 2000 as well as the version of Zeus - Master of Olympus that was re-released by "Sold Out Software" on retail CD-ROM in 2005.
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Everything and perfectly at that, except what is mentioned on "What does not work".
- Installation, even videos that were previously a little glitchy
- Extensive gameplay, campaign, saving, loading
What does not
Specifically changing from windowed mode to fullscreen gives a black screen and you must restart the game. (bug 22627)
There is a workaround though: when this happens to you press F6 or F7 and you will get your fullscreen resolution.
What was not tested
The "Visit Website" button on the welcome screen now works properly.
(Tested under wine 1.3.18) Fresh installation with virtual desktop enabled. Note that the size of the virtual desktop can be set in "Wine Configuration" in the "Graphics" tab.
The first time it is launched, Zeus starts into fullscreen mode with resolution 800x600.
1) If the size of the virtual desktop is larger than 800x600 you'll see a black screen. Try to select windowed mode (F5 key).
2) If the size of virtual desktop is 800x600 then you'll not
see the black screen but F5 key doesn't switch the game into windowed
3) If the size of virtual desktop is 1024x768 and you see a
black screen press F7 key (this will change the game resolution to 1024x768
fitting the whole wine virtual desktop).
4) If the size of virtual desktop is 1280x1024 or larger then you can use F6 or F7 and then F5 keys to
play in windowed mode at the two resolutions supported by the game (=800x600 and 1024x768).
These solutions can be used with Pharaoh (and its expansion) too.
Throughout wine version there have been mixed results when
running the game fullscreen or changing resolution and sometimes even
windowed mode. To avoid all these problems, you can run the program in a
On the terminal, type:
1)Adding the application on winecfg
First of all, we should add the application to the list so that
changes on wine settings don't affect any other applications. Click on
"Add application..." and navigate to the Zeus executable.
2) Make sure Zeus is the selected application and then go to
the "Graphics" tab. On "Windows Settings" make sure "Emulate Virtual
Desktop" is checked. Use 800x600 or 1024x768 as desktop size. These are
the two resolutions supported by the game, so pick one depending on
which one you plan on using in-game.
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by Lacton on Sunday July 15th 2012, 12:36
With a 'Windows 98' setting, the game kept requesting the cdrom although I had inserted it. Changing the setting to 'Windows XP' fixed the issue.